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What is swelling?

What is swelling?

Fluid: The easiest way to describe swelling would be an excessive amount of fluid buildup in the body. Many things can cause swelling such as problems with veins and lymphatics of the body, clots, high blood pressure, heart failure, fractures and sprains. A visit to your doctor can help find the cause. ...Read more

Dr. David Schleimer
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Swelling (Definition)

Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more


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What causes sacral swelling?

What causes sacral swelling?

Sacral swelling: Swelling in this area is difficult to predict. It could be a pilonidal cyst or a lipoma or an abscess or a malignancy . I would recommend a referral to see a general surgeon who would be able to take your history and examine you and make the diagnosis. ...Read more

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What causes facial swelling?

What causes facial swelling?

Many possibilities: there can be multiple causes for facial swelling. Depending on the location of the face, the duration, the reason for onset, etc. many possibilities exist. Allergy, infection, trauma, autoimmune to name a few. Suggest you schedule a visit with your primary care doc or a healthtap prime or concierge appt to get a more accurate assessment. ...Read more

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Could lidocaine cause swelling?

Could lidocaine cause swelling?

Theoretically: Everything could. However, if you are asking about Lidocaine injected to induce local anesthesia, the swelling might be not only due to volume given but small bruise (hematoma) as well. Swelling can also be sign of inflammation or allergic reaction, with that broad question you might be better off discussing your specifics with the health professional. ...Read more

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Is premenstrual swelling normal?

Is premenstrual swelling normal?

Yes: You have been waiting a while for an answer, and though it out of my area of expertise: prodromal symptoms of oncoming or frank onset of menstruation could easily be the cause of swelling; or more commonly referred in this context to "water retention". ...Read more

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Does nuvigil also reduce swelling

Does nuvigil also reduce swelling

Unlikely: The only way i can imagine that Nuvigil (or provigil) would reduce swelling would be for the drug to energize the user enough to increase exercise, diminishing fluid build-up due to inactivity. There is no direct pharmacological affect of Nuvigil on fluid metabolism. ...Read more

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Are edema and swelling synonymous?

Are edema and swelling synonymous?

Not always: In most instances when a patient says legs are swollen they are often are referring to edema, which is the accumulation of fluid in the extremities. However other things besides edema can cause swelling such as infection involving a body part, blood clots in veins(phlebitis), a bruise to the head or face, etc. ...Read more

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How to reduce swelling from a bee?

How to reduce swelling from a bee?

Swelling from sting: You can reduce the swelling from a bee sting with ice compress. I suggest scraping out the stinger, rubbing a freshly cut onion slice over the sting, and then applying an ice pack. ...Read more

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Best way to relive sinus swelling?

Treat the cause: The swelling in the sinuses can be caused by allergy and infections.The best way to treat the swlling caused by chronic allergy is by nasal steroid sprays and antihistamines, in some cases short course of oral steroids if there is coexisting infection use broad spectrum antibiotics alone or with steroids may need to be used. ...Read more

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Is there always swelling with gout?

Is there always swelling with gout?

Not always: Although swelling and redness often are present in an acute attack, every case is different, clinical history, physical exam as well as blood work and joint aspiration will provide more information. ...Read more

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Swelling from medicine pain killer?

Swelling from medicine pain killer?

Swelling: Opioids (if that is what you are taking) can cause fluid retention. If this is general swelling then it could be an adverse reaction or allergy - i would have your doctor check it out. ...Read more

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Swelling to left side of face why ?

Swelling to left side of face why ?

May be Parotitis: Swelling on one side, if not recently injured, can be due to infection of parotid glands, or bell's palsey, or a dental problem. If it does not resolve with warm compresses over several hours, medical evaluation should be sought. ...Read more

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What can cause swelling of the face?

What can cause swelling of the face?

Face swelling: Lots of reason for swelling including allergic reactions, scarring from procedures done.Or sun damage. ...Read more

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Is swelling in the appendix area bad?

Is swelling in the appendix area bad?

I assume: You mean swelling the right lower abdomen. Often this could be a symptom of bowel gas or constipation. If there is pain, tenderness, nausea, vomiting, fever, loss of appetite, etc. Then appendicitis can cause those symptoms. However, if it just feels a little puffy in the right lower abdomen it likely isn't appendicitis. See a doctor if you remain concerned. ...Read more

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Dose taking lisinopil cause swelling?

Dose taking lisinopil cause swelling?

Where ?: Lisinopril can cause swelling around the mouth and you must tell your doctor asap if this occurred or call 911 and go to the nearest er. ...Read more

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My ankles keep swelling what can I do?

My ankles keep swelling what can I do?

See your doctor: If both of your ankles swell and there is no activity or pain it is usually due to fluid retention. Your doctor needs to evaluate you the reason you are retaining fluid. ...Read more

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